U8 Pre-Travel Academy
U8 Academy follows a comprehensive training plan developed and implemented by highly qualified professional staff. Focus and priority of the program will be on individual player development rather than team success, and will be specifically focused to increase the player’s technical and tactical skills. Academy players will take part in twice weekly training sessions, crossover U8 games with fellow CCL clubs and winter indoor training and league games. This structure will bridge the gap between Recreation and Travel Soccer. This 10 month program is mid-year but we are still accepting try-outs on an individual basis for interested and dedicated players. Please contact Coach Craig Scott at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in an evaluation for your daughter or Coach Adam Baumgardner at email@example.com if you are interested in an evaluation for your son.
U9-U19 Elite Travel Program
SYA is widely regarded as one of the top clubs in the region and is a member of the CCL and NCSL. The club has produced many players that have gone on to individual success at the NCAA Division, I, II, and III levels as well as developed players that have gone on to play professionally. Most recently Griffin Yow of SYA's '02 Boys Red signed his contract with DC United. We are proud of our many State Cup champions and furthermore our multitude of finalists and semi-finalists.
Our coaches have coached all ages and abilities, from the youngest players to college and national teams. Many have played at the game’s highest levels as well, including on national teams and professional teams. They bring a wealth of experience and a variety of perspectives. SYA has a strong club environment with emphasis on teams training together, scrimmaging one another, and club passing players to offer them varied experiences in order to help them develop into the strongest soccer players they can be. Coaches work closely with each other and share a common vision with regard to player development and the club’s future opportunities.
SYA Travel offers unique programs, such as our inclusive Travel Academy for teams from U9-U12. The Academy program began on a limited basis in the late 1990s but began in earnest about ten years ago and has expanded and improved annually ever since. Through Academy, all of our youngest players are afforded the chance to work with not only our top coaches but other top trainers as well. These sessions include speed and agility training and professional goalie training (also available for older goalkeepers). U8 players have a separate academy to help challenge top young players.
CCL Pro23: PRO23, the peak of the CCL’s developmental pyramid, offers competitive play for Men and Women (separate divisions) from June-July. PRO23 offers clubs a player retention opportunity providing current college players the opportunity to come home and play for the club that helped develop and prepare them for collegiate soccer. Top youth players and former collegiate/professional players round out PRO23 rosters to offer a one-of-a-kind off-season development experience. Older players mentor younger players and all continue their pursuit of soccer excellence.